||This task shows you how to check a
document for design errors.
||This function allows you to check
the entire document for certain errors, such as unconnected elements. The
full list of errors for which you can check is given below. The procedure
is the same whether you have Knowledgeware installed, or you are
using the sample files (for 3D) or catalog (for 2D) provided with this
||With your document open, right
click on the entry RuleBase in the specifications tree. In the drop down
menu that displays, select RuleBase object. In the sub-menu that displays
select Manual Complete Solve. Your document will be checked for design
||The checks which came up with
errors will have a red button against them. The checks that had no errors
will have a green button. In the image below the check Unconnected Elements
failed, which means there is one or more element in your document that is
not connected to anything.
||To see which elements failed the
check, right click on the check, in this case UnconnectedElem. In the drop
down box that displays select UnconnectedElem object. In the sub-menu that
shows select Highlight Failed Components. The failed elements will be
highlighted in the specifications tree. Some elements will also highlight
in the viewer.
||For diagrams products you can check for the
following errors using the sample catalog provided with this application:
General Design Checks have the following in addition to unconnected
- Unconnected Coincident Element: Elements and connectors can be
coincident, or occupying the same space, but not be connected to each
- Unconnected On/Off Sheet: On/Off sheet connectors in your document
that are not linked to other documents.
- Flow Direction Conflict: Flow direction is not consistent in linked
- Invalid Zone Boundary: A zone has a gap in the boundary.
- Invalid Part Type: Part type selected has invalid attributes.
- Invalid Part Number: Part type is incompatible with defined function.
- Undefined Part Number: No part number assigned.
Other checks are:
- Inconsistent Name Check: This application employs a naming
convention. This error means that an element has been named in violation
of the rules defined by you.
- Inconsistent Nominal Size: This signifies that elements of different
nominal size have been connected.
- Inconsistent Pipe Spec Check: This signifies that elements with
different specifications have been connected.
- Inconsistent Equiv Diameter Check: Ducts of different equivalent
diameter have been connected.
- Out of Pipe Spec (for piping part functions only): Pipe specification
is not derived from the line.
- Out of Duct Spec: Duct specification is not derived from the line.
For 3-D products you can perform the inconsistent name and
unconnected element checks using the sample file.